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Kirsten Grønbjerg

Professor and Governance and Management Faculty Chair
Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

kgronbj@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5971
SPEA Room 419


Education
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1974
M.A., University of Chicago, 1970
B.A., Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, 1968

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public and Environmental Affairs: Professor, 1997 to present; Adjunct Professor of Philanthropic Studies, 2013 to present; Adjunct Professor of Sociology, 1999 to present; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 1997-2001; Interim Dean, July 1-September 30, 2000.
  • Indiana University: Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, 2001 to present.
  • Faculty Chair, Governance and Management Faculty, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Award for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, ARNOVA- Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Washington, D.C., 2005
  • Honorable Mention: Mayor's Award for Civic Engagement. Bloomington, IN., 2004
  • Outstanding Article of the Year 2000 Award from ARNOVA for "Philanthropic Funding of Human Services: Solving Ambiguity Through the Two-Stage Competitive Process.” by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg & Laura Martell, with Laurie Paarlberg, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 29 (No.1, Supplement): 9-40.
  • "Architect, Advocate, Advisor" Tribute, United Way/Crusade of Mercy, for work as Chair of the 1988 Environmental Analysis Committee, the 1989 Human Capital Development Needs Assessment Committee, and the first chair of the Needs Assessment Coordinating Committee, 1996
  • Award for Distinguished Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, for Understanding Nonprofit Funding: Managing Revenues in Social Service and Community Development Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 1993). Awarded by ARNOVA, 1995
  • Distinguished Service Award, Past-President, ARNOVA, 1995
  • Chairman's Award, United Way of Chicago, 1995

Professional Interests
Nonprofit and public sector relationships. Current work examines the scope and community dimensions of the Indiana nonprofit sector. Other major areas of research focus on the American welfare system, nonprofit funding relations, and nonprofit data sources.

Current Projects
The Indiana Nonprofit Sector (INS, www.indiana.edu/~nonprof) project, currently underway:

  • Updates of our analysis of Indiana Nonprofit Employment through 2009 with new historical analysis back to 1989 and analysis of trends in nonprofit employment for major nonprofit industries, economic growth regions, and metropolitan areas. Expected completion: late summer, 2011.
  • Phase III in our series of Nonprofit Capacity Assessment surveys, focusing on respondents to our 2002 Indiana nonprofit survey. Expected start date: early winter 2012.
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Selected Publications
Full Vita (pdf)

  • “Devolution, Marketization, and the Changing Shape of Government-Nonprofit Relations" (2012) by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Lester M. Salamon. Chapter 15 in State of Nonprofit America, 2nd edition, edited by Lester M. Salamon. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution.
  • Indiana Nonprofit Employment: Trends in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, 1995-2009, (2012). Nonprofit Employ¬ment Report No. 7, by Kirsten Grønbjerg, Kellie L. McGiverin-Bohan, Alexandra Buck, Kristen Dmytryk, Katherine Gagnon, and Weston Merrick, with Lauren Dula and Deb Oonk. Bloomington, Indiana: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, November (89 pp.). www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/inemploy/innonprofemploytrendsaer.php.
  • Allen County: Nonprofit Employment, 1995-2009 (2012). Indiana Nonprofit Sector: Scope and Community Dimensions Project. Bloomington, Indiana: School of Public and Environ-mental Affairs, October. [There are similar reports for 27 other counties in Indiana with a population of 50,000 or more]. (http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/profiles/county/).
  • Indiana Nonprofit Employment: Trends in Social Assistance, 1995-2009 (2012). Nonprofit Employ-ment Report No. 6, by Kirsten Grønbjerg, Kellie L. McGiverin-Bohan, Alexandra Buck, Kristen Dmytryk, Katherine Gagnon, Weston Merrick, and Katherine Novakoski. . Bloomington, Indiana: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, August. (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/inemploy/innonprofemploytrendssocassist.php).
  • Indiana Nonprofit Employment: Trends in Education, 1995-2009 (2012). Nonprofit Employment Report No. 5, by Kirsten Grønbjerg, Kellie L. McGiverin-Bohan, Kristen Dmytryk, Katherine Gagnon, Katherine Novakoski, with Jacob Knight and Virginia Simpson. . Bloomington, Indiana: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, May (Revised, June). (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/inemploy/innonprofemploytrendseduc.php).
  • "Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2009 Update." (2011). Nonprofit Employment Report No. 4., by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Kellie L. McGiverin-Bohan, Jacob Knight,, Katherine Novakoski, and Virginia Simpson with Kristen Dmytryk and Jason Simons. Bloomington, Indiana: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, August. (http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/inemploy/innonprofitemploy09.php).
  • "IRS Exempt Status Initiative: Indiana Nonprofits and Compliance with the Pension Protection Act of 2006." (2011). Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions, Briefing 201: No. 1. Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Kellie McGiverin-Bohan, Kristen Dmytryk, and Jason Simons. Bloomington, Indiana: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, July. (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/database/INS.IRSRevocation.pdf).
  • “Public Policy towards Nonprofits: Local Government.” (2011) In Proceedings/Report on the ARNOVA/Gates Symposium on Public Policy for Nonprofits. Edited by Thomas Jeavons. Indianapolis, IN. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). Occasional Papers, February. Revised version of paper prepared for ARNOVA Symposium on Public Policy towards the Nonprofit Sector. Baltimore, MD: October 4-5.
  • “Incorporated but not IRS-Registered: Exploring the (Dark) Grey Fringes of the Nonprofit Universe” (2010) by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Helen Liu and Thomas Pollak. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (first published on August 10, 2009). Revised version of papers presented under slightly different titles at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA., August 10-13, 2008 and the Fifth Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 4-5, 2008.
  • "Nonprofit Capacity Assessment: Indiana’s Arts and Culture Organizations, 2010," (2010) Final Report, by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Kellie McGiverin-Bohan, with Jenna Cluver, Suzzy Mangas, and Jessica Wechter. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. May ( http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurveys/npcapacity/artsculturecapacityfinal.pdf ).
  • “The U.S. Nonprofit Human Service Sector: A Creeping Revolution.” (2009). Chapter 5 in Human Services and Complex Organizations, 2nd edition, edited by Yeheskel Hasenfeld. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Reprinted from Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 30 (No. 2, June 2001) 276-97.
  • "Fundraising" (2008). Pp. 236-39 in The Encyclopedia of Social Work, Twentieth Edition, edited by Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis. New York. N.Y., Oxford University Press.
  • “Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2007” a report by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Andrea Lewis and Pauline Campbell. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/inemploy/innonprofitemploy07.php.
  • “Nonprofit Capacity Assessment: Indiana Charities, 2007.” Nonprofit Capacity Assessment Survey Series, Report #1, by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Laney Cheney with the Assistance of Scott Leadingham and Helen Liu. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurveys/npcapacity/charitycapacityassessment.php .
  • “Infrastructure and Activities: Relating IT to the Work of Nonprofit Organizations” (2007). By Richard Clerkin and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Pp. 3-20 in Nonprofits and Technology, edited by Michael Cortés and Kevin Rafter. Chicago: Lyceum Press.
  • “Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations: Their Characteristics and Activities” (2007). By Curtis D. Child and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Social Science Quarterly 88 (No. 1, March): 259-81.
  • “The Capacities and Challenges of Faith-Based Human Service Organizations” (2007). By Richard Clerkin and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Public Administration Review 67 (No. 1, January – February): 115-126.
  • “Foundation Legitimacy at the Community Level: The Case of Community Foundations in the U.S.” (2006) Pp. 150-74 in Foundations and the Challenge of Legitimacy in Comparative Perspective, edited by Kenneth Prewitt, Mattei Dogan, Steven Heydemann, and Stefan Toepler. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • “Scope and Theory of Government-Nonprofit Relations” (2006). By Steven Rathgeb Smith and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Pp. 221-42 in The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 2nd Edition, edited by Walter W. Powell and Richard S. Steinberg. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Indiana Nonprofits: A Portrait of Religious Nonprofits and Secular Charities (2006). By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Patricia Borntrager Tennen, Curtis Child, and Richard Clerkin. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. June. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurveys/npsurvey/surveyreport7.php.
  • Indiana Nonprofits: A Profile of Membership Organizations (2005) by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Patricia Borntrager Tennen. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. October. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurveys/npsurvey/surveyreport6.php .
  • “Examining the Landscape of Indiana's Nonprofit Sector: Does What You See Depend on Where You Look?” (2005). By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Richard M. Clerkin. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 34 (No. 2, June): 232-259.
  • Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2005 Report (2005). By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Erich T. Eschmann. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, May. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/inemploy/indianaempl05.pdf.
  • Indiana Nonprofits: Affiliations, Collaborations and Competition. (2004). By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Curtis Child. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. November. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurveys/npsurvey/surveyreport5.php.
  • "Philanthropy and the Human Services" (2004). Pp. 248-54 in The Encyclopedia of Philanthropy, edited by Dwight Burlingame. ABC-CLIO Press.
  • Indiana Nonprofits: Managing Financial and Human Resources (2004). By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Richard M. Clerkin. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. August. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurveys/npsurvey/surveyreport4.php .
  • "Devolution, Marketization, and the Changing Shape of Government-Nonprofit Relations" (2004). By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Lester M. Salamon. Pp. 126-57 in Transatlantic Perspectives on Liberalization and Democratic Governance, edited by Eberhard Bohne, Charles Bonser, and Kenneth Spencer. Transatlantic Public Policy Series, Vol. 1 (Munster – Hamburg – Berlin – London: LIT Verlag). Reprinted from State of Nonprofit America, edited by Lester M. Salamon. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 2002.
  • Indiana Nonprofits: Impact of Community and Policy Changes (2004). By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Curtis Child. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. June. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurveys/npsurvey/surveyreport3.php.
  • "Role of Religious Networks and Other Factors in Different Types of Volunteer Work" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Brent Never. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 14 (No. 3, Spring): 263-90.